A business retreat in a beautiful location is often considered a vacation, whereas that change of environment is exactly what can provide the most unexpected new insights and inspiration. The best ideas are not hatched in a traditional business environment. That’s why all my retreats are business retreats (and therefore tax deductible…)
Often inspiration is just a matter of having an open mind, and somehow that works better when we are away from our normal environment. All our senses open to the unknown and we see and learn new things.
For example, even during the ‘touristy’ stops we had on my ‘Cruise your business’ trip from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, I found many life and business topics to write about. How could I have come up with the following blogs if I had stayed ‘at home’? On the other hand, other people on the same excursion had a completely different, ‘touristy’, experience. So again, it’s all in your mindset.